Cercocarpus betuloides

Western Mountain Mahogany

Plant family: Rosaceae - Rose


Plant type: Tree

Plant origin: N/A, California

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One Gallon 0   14.99
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Flower Color Insignificant
Blooming Season Spring
Height 5-15 feet, 15-25 feet
Spread 10-15 feet
Sun / Shade   
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Wildlife Friendliness Rating
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Woodland/Forest

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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam, Serpentine

Special Characteristic

Hedges and Screens, Slope Stabilizer, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

Mountain mahogany is a small evergreen tree with silver bark. It is upright with multiple trunks. In late summer its feathery seed tails light the hillsides with a silvery glow. For best effect use plant this tree where it will catch the sunlight as the sun sets, to make the make the most of this effect.A red dye can be gotten from the bark and roots which is an interesting aspect of this plant. It grows well in clay or granite soils and is excellent for revegetation, erosion control, or a natural looking chaparral garden as well as for wildlife habitat.

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